De vita beata.

Augustine, of Hippo, Saint

De vita beata.

[and other texts].

Description: EDITIO PRINCEPS, gothic type, initials supplied in red (one corrected in black), rubricated throughout, a few marks by a contemporary reader including the correction of one word, a few smudges of red ink, notably on [b8], both sides, that on the recto a fingerprint?, text on [b5r] slightly out of kilter, last page very slightly soiled, gatherings [a] and [c] guarded, 24 leaves [a-c8], 8vo, 19th- or early 20th-century light brown hard-grained cloth, old blue edges

Publication Details: [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c. 1470]

Notes: 'The first four works written by St. Augustine after his conversion to Christianity are dialogues that have influenced prominent thinkers from Boethius to Bernard Lonergan. Usualy called the Cassiciacum dialogues, these four works are a "literary triumph", combining Ciceronian and neo-Platonic philosophy, Roman comedy and Vergilian poetry, and early Christian theology. They are also, arguably, Augustine's most charming works, exhibiting his whimsical levity and ironic wryness. In this second, brief dialogue [De vita beata], Augustine and his mother, brother, son, and friends celebrate his thir...more

Bibliography: (ISTC ia01353000)

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Price: £8,500

Subject: Literature

Published Date: c. 1470]

Stock Number: 64635

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